Daily Zohar # 2077 – Vayikra – Collect your crowns
Continued from previous DZ
“הַנִּצָּנִים נִרְאוּ בָאָרֶץ, עֵת הַזָּמִיר הִגִּיעַ; וְקוֹל הַתּוֹר, נִשְׁמַע בְּאַרְצֵנוּ”
“Blossoms appear on earth. The time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.”
Song of Songs 3:11
“צְאֶנָה וּרְאֶינָה בְּנוֹת צִיּוֹן, בַּמֶּלֶךְ שְׁלֹמֹה–בָּעֲטָרָה, שֶׁעִטְּרָה-לּוֹ אִמּוֹ בְּיוֹם חֲתֻנָּתוֹ, וּבְיוֹם, שִׂמְחַת לִבּוֹ”
“”Go forth, O daughters of Zion, And gaze on King Solomon with the crown With which his mother has crowned him On the day of his wedding, And on the day of his gladness of heart.””
When King Solomon built the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, he created a unification between the upper Light and the vessel, allowing the Light of the Endless to be revealed through Binah, ‘Mother’, in the world. This aspect of revelation is called ‘connecting crowns’. When the Light is closer to us, he is in control like a king with a crown. Because this king is only good, he removes all negativity from his/our surroundings.
The Talmud tells us that when Moses went up to heaven he saw the Holy One Blessed be He, connecting crowns to the letters of the Torah. We learn from that that God prepare the Torah for us with built-in connection to its Light. The verse above tells about the ‘Mother’ that gave him the ‘crown’ ‘on the day of his wedding’. That day is Shabbat that we have connection to Binah.
After the destruction of the Holy Temple we are left with the Torah and Shabbat to have connection to the Light of Binah, ‘Mother’. We dress the Torah with garments worthy for a king and put a silver crown on top of it.
God knew that we will fail one day and lose the great Light of the Holy Temple. As a remedy he gave us the Torah with crowns to use on Shabbat and reveal Light for the entire world.
During Shabbat morning prayers we have two higher level connections to ‘Kedusha’ (‘holiness’). The one that we do after the reading of the Torah is called ‘Kedushat Keter’, ‘Holiness of the crown’. At that point of the prayer we ‘collect’ the Light of the reading of the Torah. The ‘Kedusha’ starts with the word כתר Keter and makes the full connection in the word איה that represents the higher level of the name of Keter אהיה. According the Holy Ari, the initials of איה are for את יום השבת, ‘of the day of Shabbat’ to tell us that this higher Light appears on Shabbat. On the word Keter we close our eyes to disconnect from the Malchut level around us and raise up a bit to disconnect our heel from the ground and meditate to connect to the higher crown of Shabbat.
Please don’t read the following paragraph it’s just my personal ‘vent out’.
Most people go to ‘social clubs’ (those so called Shabbat service places that are focused on the social gathering more than the important spiritual connection of Shabbat. Most of them rush out after the Torah reading, leaving the beautiful ‘crown’ alone without wearing it on themselves and spreading its Light wherever they go. Many belittle it as ‘religious’ ritual but with consciousness it is a very powerful spiritual technology. Stupid and ignorant rabbis and teachers who may say that they teach the Zohar but in fact they don’t follow its teaching to receive (Kabbalah) Light and spread it in the world… I’m very upset with them. I may get up someday soon and say enough to their wrong ways of leading people. Like the Zohar says, they build palaces for their name, not for the Light. That’s it. I’m done venting.
The silver hand that is used by the reader during the Torah reading touches the letters of the Torah and the little crowns on top of them. It is good after the reading to touch that silver hand with your index finger and touch under your eyes with meditation to open the eyes to see the Light in everything you do and always follow the righteous path. No other meditation is valid or helpful. It’s only about seeing the Light. The blessing comes into one’s life when he sees the Light in everything he does.